Category: Greece

What NOT to do in Athens

1. Don’t Eat in Plaka or Other Tourist Hotspots Plaka is a busy tourist cluttered street that’s lined with souvenir shops – hundreds and hundreds of them. While it’s the perfect place to get a bunch of keepsakes whether olive soap or Greek fridge magnets, it’s probably not the...

How to Survive in Athens After Getting Robbed

Yes, you read that right. With two whole days left of our Grecian adventure, the biggest task was how to survive two days in a foreign country with little money and no access to credit cards; because they were stolen the previous day by mean ol’ Italian men in...

An Amateur’s Guide to Greek Cats

This is a guest post by Caterina Pheline. Between balmy mornings and shivering nights, cat life in Greece is simple, sweet and often lavish. This isn’t survival of the fittest, it’s the feline luxury of the finest. It’s a place where Terry Pratchett’s words ring true, “In ancient times cats...

Horror in Athens

It seems like every time I visit a country, some kind of horror befalls me; which makes me wonder whether my life story is some horror/thriller or dark humour film. This time, we got robbed in Greece. Let’s begin, shall we? Our day started out like any other day...

The Panathenaic Stadium – A Quick Guide

The Marble Jewel of Greece Greece’ beautiful work of art; the Panathenaic Stadium. Built with shiny, cool marble wrapping around a jet-black racetrack that looked as if it was a work of the Olympian Gods, the Olympic Stadium looks majestic as ever. Getting there As you walk out of...

Around Athens – Part 2

Visiting Lycabettus Hill & Syntagma Square After arriving back in Athens from Kalamata, we booked a taxi with BEAT and headed in search of our third Airbnb. While waiting for the apartment to get ready, we sat in a small café; had a toasty feta pastry with a lovely...

Tips on Travelling to Greece in Winter

By mid-to-late November, temperatures in Greece drop considerably lower than what you would expect; especially after seeing endless pictures of bright blue seas and sunny skies. When we travelled to Greece it was the first two weeks of December and the lowest the temperature dropped to was about 7...

Kalimera from Kalamata

A long bus ride through miles and miles of olive groves and what looked like vineyards, we travelled from Athens via KTEL Messinias – the Express bus – possibly the most scenic way to travel to Kalamata; the town of olives. We spent two days in Kalamata, doing absolutely...

Around Athens – Part 1

Visiting Athena, The Acropoli and the Presidential Guards at Syntagma Square Day two in Greece. Missed Day one? Read it here .The temperature was approximately 8 degrees Celsius when we finally managed to get out of bed and play hopscotch along the carpets in our room to get to...

Ya sas Greece!

Greece in a nutshell was a whirlwind of everything I expected it to be, yet nothing of what I expected it to be, if that makes any sense. After years of failed plans and almosts, my best friend and I decided 2019 was THE year to do it. We...